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9, GREECE, ATHENS, ACROPOLIS, ATHENS, PARTHENON

  • Record Number: 9
  • Title on Photograph: 'DETAIL FROM THE PARTHENON'
  • Material: PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT
  • Site: GREECE, ATHENS, ACROPOLIS
  • Monument: ATHENS, PARTHENON
  • Image Date: 1869
  • Photographer: STILLMAN, WILLIAM JAMES
  • Comments on Photo: 18.9 x 23.5 cm. ALBUMEN PRINT NO.17
  • Comments on Subject: DESCRIBED IN STILLMAN AS "PROFILE OF THE EASTERN FAÇADE, SHOWING THE CURVATURE OF THE STYLOBATE. THIS SYSTEM OF CURVATURES OF THE GREEK TEMPLES (WHICH WILL ALSO BE SEEN IN NO.12), WITH REGARD TO WHICH SO MUCH DISCUSSION HAS TAKEN PLACE, SEEMS, TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE DIMINUTION OF THE EXTREME INTERCOLUMNIATIONS OF THE FAÇADE (SEEN IN NO.16) TO INDICATE, AS ITS PURPOSE, THE EXAGGERATION OF THE PERSPECTIVE, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, OF THE APPARENT SIZE OF THE BUILDING. IT IS COMMON TO THE GREEK TEMPLES OF THE BEST EPOCH"
  • Bibliography: STILLMAN, WILLIAM JAMES, ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS, ILLUSTRATED PICTURESQUELY AND ARCHITECTURALLY IN PHOTOGRAPHY, LONDON 1970
    DELIVORRIAS, A. ET AL, ATHENS 1839-1900, A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD, ATHENS 1985
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